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SignHealth launches a text-based support service for Deaf people in crisis

SignHealth, the UK-based charity offering Deaf people assistance with health issues, has launched a text-based support service for those suffering from mental health problems. It is a fantastic step forward to support Deaf people, allowing that support to be delivered on the go in a manner that is suitable for them.

Trained volunteers are on hand to respond to text messages offering support on a range of issues including: suicidal thoughts, bullying, self-harm and relationship problems.

The service is available 24/7 and is completely confidential.

SignHealth’s CEO James Watson-O’Neill, said the charity is “very pleased” to “make this service available to the deaf community. We are confident it will make a huge difference to Deaf people who need support when in a time of crisis."

“Getting the right support is important, especially with a mental health crisis."

“SignHealth’s new service, powered by Shout, aims to offer Deaf people immediate support by connecting them with a trained Shout volunteer promptly 24 hours a day.”

You can read more about the service and the SignHealth charity on their website.

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I have been wearing hearing aids since I was five years old, when a mild hearing loss was first diagnosed - now aged 45, that mild loss has progressed to a severe one and I rely on some pretty awesome hearing aid technology to be able to stay in the conversation. I'm passionate about helping people to understand hearing loss, hear more and communicate more easily.

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